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"The Giver" clumsily and coldly conforms to the YA adaptation norm

Published Aug. 21, 2014

About 20 years later, Jeff Bridges has finally gotten "The Giver" to the big screen, and for a project with clearly some passion behind it, the final result is bafflingly inert, as though the film itself has been sampling the characters' daily emotional sedation.


"Hope Springs" a charming, safe movie

Published Aug. 8, 2012

Movies love the "ride off into the sunset"-style ending. Few, however, get into what happens on the other side of that horizon, and even fewer tackle how the two fare once twilight sets in. "Hope Springs," on the other hand, devotes a whole movie to it.


Metcalf's Screening Room: Milwaukee Film Festival

Published Sept. 26, 2009

In this edition of the Screening Room, movie expert Mark Metcalf takes a look at a handful of movies showing at the Milwaukee Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 4. One of the films Metcalf looks at is "Theater of War," which was produced by Whitefish bay native Jack Turner and stars Academy Award winner Meryl Streep (pictured).


"Rendition" falls flat

Published Oct. 22, 2007

Director Gavin Hood's "Rendition" has all the makings of a great film. But it proves not to be so easy, as the product is less than the sum of its parts.

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